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  • Words of Radiance

  • The Stormlight Archive, Book 2
  • By: Brandon Sanderson
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
  • Length: 48 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 46,323
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 43,327
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 43,307

In that first volume, we were introduced to the remarkable world of Roshar, a world both alien and magical, where gigantic hurricane-like storms scour the surface every few days and life has adapted accordingly. Roshar is shared by humans and the enigmatic, humanoid Parshendi, with whom they are at war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Book !!; no let down- "Words of Radiance" shines

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-08-14

Best Audible ROI ever.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-14

They say the retail on this book was $55. After listening to it, I would have paid that much to hear it. That I got it for 12 bucks just boggles my brain.

Thanks Audible. Seriously. An absolutely incredible book worth DAYS of enraptured entertainment for less than I would spend going to see a 90 minute Hollywood film that I would have enjoyed far less.

32 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Pure

  • By: Julianna Baggott
  • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Joshua Swanson, Kevin T. Collins, and others
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 669
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 605
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 603

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost. There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss - maybe just because his family is broken. When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pure Surprise

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-12-13

Good story, great moments, fantastic performance.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-12

Summary: This is well worth your credit if only for some truly moving moments and a great cast narration.

Details: I won't go into plot synopsis here but I will say that this story is yet another example of our societies somewhat disturbing fascination with post-apocolyptica. It has some stand out ideas which make it innovative and enough humanity is present to make it better than most examples of the genre. You actually end up caring about the characters and the author does a great job of using that to cause you some significant emotional impact at various points in the story.

Also note that this is the first book in a series.

The standout feature of this title is the narration which, as many have noted, was superb.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 14

  • By: Peter Clines
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,559
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36,565

There are some odd things about Nate’s new apartment. Of course, he has other things on his mind. He hates his job. He has no money in the bank. No girlfriend. No plans for the future. So while his new home isn’t perfect, it’s livable. The rent is low, the property managers are friendly, and the odd little mysteries don’t nag at him too much. At least, not until he meets Mandy, his neighbor across the hall, and notices something unusual about her apartment. And Xela’s apartment. And Tim’s. And Veek’s.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • meh....

  • By H. Woodward on 04-09-15

Long Time Listener, First Time Reviewer

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-12

I've never read Clines before, but if the rest of his work is on par with 14, I think I will have read all of his work by the end of the month. I devoured 14. I missed a project deadline at work because of 14. I really want there to be a 15, 16, and 17, even though I am perfectly aware that would make no sense.

Bottom line? This was a fun book with a fantastic narrator. Nothing deep really, but it didn't need to be. It was perfect fantasy/horror genre pulp. The entire thing is destined to be a movie that will inevitably fall far short of the story Clines has written. For Clines' financial sake, I really hope that happens anyway. Keep up the good work Peter.

230 of 281 people found this review helpful